30.271 Film I: The Silver Screen

A study of significant 20th Century cinematic works in their social contexts. Students will learn the vocabulary of film studies and closely examine 10 or 11 films, possibly Chaplin, Modern Times; Renoir, Rules of the Game; Welles & Mankiewicz, Citizen Kane; Sturges, The Lady Eve; Reed & Greene, The Third Man; Zinnemann & Foreman, High Noon; Altman & Tewkesbury, Nashville; Bergman, Autumn Sonata; Fellini, And the Ship Sails On; Allen, Hannah and her Sisters. Films studied could change from year to year. This is not a course in film-making.

No prerequisite.